Saturday, August 13, 2016

CoffeeMud: Making Stats Trainers

So you've got CoffeeMud up and running, and you're an Archon. Cool. You're not done, yet.

When starting up a CoffeeMud based mud, you can go ahead and create your world, but you aren't done once you have a few areas for your players to wander around in and a few monsters to kill.

The issue is that players need trainers. Making a trainer isn't really obvious without a whole bunch of research. Here's the quick and simple steps for creating a trainer.

create mob genmob

Nice start. You should have got a response similar to the following

Monday, August 8, 2016

Professional Game Master (GM)

Time to make a MUD ...

Back in the day, I was huge into Dungeons and Dragons. I fell in love with the red box edition from the mid 1980's. That's Original Dungeons and Dragons, formerly called Basic Dungeons and Dragons for all you Role Playing Game (RPG) historians in the crowd.

Playing Dungeons and Dragons was fun, but I really loved designing adventures for other people to play. I loved being the Dungeon Master. The Dungeon Master (DM), or Game Master (GM) as he's called in many RPG's, is the player that acts as the story teller and rules enforcer for the Role Playing Game. One of the big roles of the DM or GM is to make maps of the world you're adventuring in.

Oh how I loved making fictional maps. In fact, I can remember drawing fictional maps from the time I was very young. Some how I thought it would be fun for people to imagine driving on the twisted, intertwining fictional road maps I drew. Drawing fictional maps are some of my earliest memories. (How's that for wierd ; - )